Teletubbies

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Teletubbies

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The Teletubbies started in the U.K. and proved to be a popular children's show. In April 1998, the U.S.A. picked up the Teletubbies on PBS, and proved to be popular with American children too. Teletubbies is a show about creatures known as Teletubbies (so called because they're tubby, and have TV screens in their stomachs). The Teletubbies live in Teletubbyland, and faraway place inhabited by only the Teletubbies, talking flowers, talking trumpets, a baby sun, the Noo-Noo, a bunch of rabbits, and the narrator. There house is known as "The Tubby-Tronic Superdome", and has everything they need, four beds, a tubby-toast maker, a tubby-custard makers, and a slide used as an alternate entrance. In the middle of their dome, they have a panel of switches and buttons and their tubby sponges which they use to bathe themselves. Each day, the Teletubbies discover new things together, watch videos on their tubby-screens, and have fun together. In Teletubbyland, there's a large windmill, and when it spins pink dust, it let's the teletubbies know that something magical is about to happen. The Teletubbies were developed in U.K. by Ragdoll and BBC. Characters Tinky-Winky The largest of the four teletubbies. He is purple, and has a triangle antenna (because of these features, critics assume he is gay, but rest assure, he isn't, he may be a tom-girl, but he's not gay.) His favorite thing is his hand-bag which he can amazingly fit large things in. His best friends are Dipsy and Po. He may be large, but he's quiet and gentle. His song is "Tinkle-Winkle, Tinky-Winky" Dipsy The second largest teletubby. He is green with a dipstick antenna. His favorite thing is his black and white tie-dye top hat. His best friends are Tinky-Winky and Laa-Laa. He's more of a loner teletubby, and doesn't like "cute" stuff. His song has a reggae beat. Laa-Laa The second smallest teletubby. She is yellow, with a spiral antenna. Her favorite thing his her giant orange ball that she seems to have no control of. Her best friends are all of the teletubbies. She has a free-spirit and can always find away to enjoy things, her favorite word is "nice." Her song is "La la la la la la la la." Po The smallest teletubby. She is red, with an "O" shaped antenna. Her favorite thing is her red and blue scooter which she can ride at an alarming speed. Her best friends are Tinky-Winky and Laa-Laa. She is very quiet and usually shy, but loves to go fast. Her song is "Fidy Fidy, Mar Mar Mar" Noo-Noo The Teletubbie's vacuum cleaner that can suck up anything in his path, even things twice his size. He lives inside the Tubby-tronic Superdome. Trumpets Trumpets that come out of the ground and sing songs or recite poems for the Teletubbies to enjoy. Baby Sun A sun with a baby's face in it. Narrator Basically tells the story, or what the Teletubbies "what to do". Show Secrets -The teletubbies in real-life are huge, the costumes can reach up to 10 feet! -After ten minutes, the actors have to remove the Teletubby heads from their costumes due to carbon dioxide build up. -Nikki Smedley landed the part of Laa-Laa when she was make-believing she was a table at the audition. -The Noo-Noo is operated by a small man inside him. Alot of people have been saying that Teletubbies is teaching their kids to be gay. That is a lie. Teletubbies is a show for kids to have fun. Opening Sequence (Sun rises) Narrator: Over the hills and far away, Teletubbies come to play. Narrator: 1! Tinky-Winky: 1! Narrator: 2! Dipsy: 2! Narrator: 3! Laa-Laa: 3! Narrator: 4! Po: 4! Narrator: Teletubbies! Trumpet: Time for Teletubbies! x4 (Bouncy Music plays and everyone talks in a sing-song voice) Narrator: Tinky-Winky Tinky-Winky: Tinky-Winky! Narrator: Dipsy Dipsy: Dipsy! Narrator: Laa-Laa Laa-Laa: Laa-Laa! Narrator: Po Po: Po! Narrator: Teletubbies Teletubbies: Teletubbies! Narrator: Say Hello! Teletubbies: Eh-oh! (Their way of saying hello) Narrator: Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po, Teletubbies Teletubbies: Teletubbies! (Music Stops playing) Teletubbies and Narrator: Big Hug! (Windmill spins) Teletubbies: Uh oh! (They all hide) Trumpet: Where have the teletubbies gone? Closing Sequence Trumpet: Time for tubby bye-bye! x3 Teletubbies: Awww! Narrator: Goodbye Tinky-Winky Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Dipsy Dipsy: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Laa-Laa Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Po Po: Ba-bye! Teletubbies (in random order): Boo! Narrator: No Teletubbies: No Narrator: Goodbye Tinky-Winky Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Dipsy Dipsy: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Laa-Laa Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Narrator: Goodbye Po Po: Ba-bye! Narrator: The sun is setting in the sky, Teletubbies say goodbye (Music starts playing) Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Dipsy: Ba-bye! Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Po: Ba-bye! Tinky-Winky: Ba-bye! Dipsy: Ba-bye! Laa-Laa: Ba-bye! Po: Ba-bye! (Music stops playing and sun sets)moreless
Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson

Tinky Winky

John Simmit

John Simmit

Dipsy

Pui Fan Lee

Pui Fan Lee

Po

Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox

Additional Voices

Sandra Dickinson

Sandra Dickinson

Female Trumpet Voice/Additional Voices

Rolf Saxon

Rolf Saxon

Narrator (UK version)

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  • Pretty underrated but there are still better kid shows out there

    5.5
    Teletubbies are still > Barney

    But I wouldn't really recommend this show for kids.

    A lot of the bad reviews on here are don't even think there's evidence of you even watching the show.

    Teletubbies aren't happy all the time contrary the popular belief,there's actually SOME conflict like when one epsiode I watched where lalas ball got sucked up by noo noo and then they panic and chase him,there's this other time when the teletubbies are fighting over tinky winkys purse when they found out it can store happens is that a problem occurs and the teletubbies solve it and learning a lesson of teamwork or friendship.

    They also don't talk gibberish all the time,sure they do but they don't main it as their main language,they actually spoke some REAL words.

    This show doesn't have those annoying baby songs which speak about friendship and junk but in reality just an ear worm for the kids to watch the show.

    There is some repetitiveness in this show but at least it's not all the time and not to the kind of thing when they recycle the same idea over and over again like Dora or Barney.

    The problem I have with this show is the visuals,the tummy tv thing and the intro

    Please change the stupid intro,from what I can tell from the intro:teletubbies come out of some hole,so as to appease their baby sungod then government periscopes come out of nowhere and teach them how to appease the baby sun god and they do some kind of ritual dance before a random windmill appears which shows that the baby sun god is appeased amd they say uh oh for no reason and an unholy attempt to mind control intro song is pretty good though.

    The sets design are weird. teletubbies home and noo noos design is sun is really creepy,teletubbies look like nazi monkeys,the periscopes also creep me out as a kid.

    The tummy tv thing while not unholy,features the same thing over and over it's boring.

    If you can pass the intro(I know that I used to hide behind the sofa and wait for the intro to be over as a kid)

    The unholy set designs and annoying tummy tv it's actually quite a good baby there's better shows out there.moreless
  • Underrated to the max.

    10
    I'm shocked at how much criticism this show recieves, it is quite possibly the most underrated show of all time. It's strange to admit, but I enjoyed this show as a kid and I still do. It's surely not fast paced and annoying like Boohbah or Yo Gabba Gabba. Each Teletubby is very charming and cute and are sure to relate to younger kids. And Tinky Winky isn't gay, the "gay" rumors are stupid, it's a kids show for crying out loud! While the sun being a babys face is pretty creepy, I can overlook it since the show isn't completely centered around him. I also liked the Vacuum Cleaner Nunu and his ability to clean up things. The show also has great set designs and very relaxing background music. The thing that bothers me the most in terms of this shows criticism is people complaining how it's not educational, it actually is if you give the show a chance. Despite having no dialogue aside from the narrator and The Teletubbies lines, it actually teaches lessons about friendship, kindness, manners, teamwork, and sticking together no matter what. It's strange to admit, but I still enjoy watching this show as of today, and it sure does bring back a lot of good memories. And the good news is that they're bringing it back into production after 10 years, let's hope they don't ruin it.moreless
  • So much better than other crappy kids' shows

    10
    I used to think this was the most underrated show ever, but then they made Liv and Maddie. This was also my favorite show until Liv and Maddie came out. I just reviewed Dora the Explorer and now I'm on Teletubbies! I'm still watching One Hundred and One Dalmatians. They finally got the message to the Colonel and now St. Tibs in in the De Ville House investigating the crime! I wish this movie had a profile at this site. They don't have a profile for The Jungle Book either.moreless
  • ok so... wow!

    1.0
    i must say .. i was on youtube maybe a few months ago me and my dad and brother watched this episode it was so funny and weird and stupid we couldnt stop laughing! we like watching crap like this 2 make fun of it, K? itd never be something that i think is learning and creativity and point of this is... 0. they mustve been on drugs. heck, look at the episode, musical playtime, then write down what u learned.. which will be nothing!!moreless
  • NOOOOOO!!!!!

    1.0
    Teletubbies freaking sucked! No wonder I never watched that peice of crap when I was younger. All I remember from that show are four fat multicolored baby looking things and the sun with the face. This show was just plain terrible.



    If you want to keep your three year old entertained instead of scarred for life then I don't suggest anyone to watch this show.



    Watch Caillou or Little Bill instead.



    @Disney4life: sorry it took me so long to reply. I visit this site weekly, not daily, so it may take a while. But I still haven't gotten a chance to watch Rabbids Invasion yet. I'll definitely get to it ASAP.moreless
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    Comedy, Kids

    Themes

    saccharine, educational goals, cultural phenomenon, beings from another world, childlike sense of wonder